2.9.2015 | 16:52
Hey, it’s not just the United States making waves when it comes to great series. Sure, they’ve got those superhero-grit series. They’re fun to watch. People you might ask would only tell you that Sherlock and Doctor Who are the only two good TV series to watch in the UK. That’s not true! We’ve got a host of other TV series that you might not have watched before, such as…
According to Wikipedia, Utopia is a British thriller drama action television series. I won’t go into detail with actors here, it’s the story that’s most important for any British series. The characters here have found a manuscript of an original cult graphic novel called The Utopia Experiments. While it sounds creepy and fascinating at the same time, I would’ve done the same thing the characters did, take it because it can predict the disasters of history. Now on the run from the people of The Network, they are at odds trying to escape both man and to stop disasters from happening.
Teen drama is never too interesting. Comedy teen-drama, most people would barf. So what made Skins special? Well, for one, it’s unique because it replaces the primary cast every two years. A linear plot exists but for every episode is an issue and a main character. Skins became famous because it depicted the real life UK teens go through in their lives. Think bullying is overrated in the United States along with drug addiction and substance abuse? It happens everywhere.
Misfits is about as hilarious a dark comedy can get. If you had a gut feel humour watching the US’ Hannibal series, then you’re going to laugh a bit about the satire in this one. Picture this; you have a young group of offenders who are sentenced to work in a community service program. Then, an accident happens and voila, they have supernatural powers. It’s like Superman was imprisoned while he was still human but he was empowered by a freak accident to make him Superman from prison. Also, it’s like Breaking Bad, you’re dealing with supernatural crimes and you’re a group of felons.
Merlin originated from the United Kingdom so it’s only fitting we’re the only ones to do this kind of thing. Well, we know that the US imitated some dragons and powers and stuff, but that’s not too important at the moment. Merlin’s story as how he became King Arthur’s valiant friend and adviser as well as a warlock had never been explored in any stories, series or movies before. But now, he gets to tell his story, and you’ll be surprised about the scars he had borne both in his physical and mental battles. The fun thing was that the two hated each other during the start.
If you wanted dark comedy and you wanted it to look in an office setting, look no further. Ricky Gervais and his crew are all going to make you smile. The fictitious paper company Wernham Hogg in Slough Trading Estate in England, the office headed by Brent and his team leader tries to gain some traction from their boring lives, where attempts go from bad to hilariously worse!